RC 390 2022
The 2022 KTM RC 390 is a high-performance Supersports machine with its roots firmly planted on the race track. Featuring an impressive technology package, as well as race-derived styling, handling characteristics, and addictive power delivery, the KTM RC 390 is a real-world racer with undoubted pedigree.
The 2022 KTM RC 390 uses the proven 373 cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder four-stroke engine to maximum effect. Revised engine mapping, improved torque figures, and smoother, hard-hitting power delivery means thisstate-of-the-art powerplant churns out unmatched performance.
Designed on the track to chase down lap times and give riders their perfect setup, these clip-on handlebars feature 10mm of height adjustment, so when the race is over they can be raised for more relaxed, everyday applications.
Reigning in a charging KTM RC 390 comes courtesy ofradially mounted 4 piston fixed caliper BYBRE combined with a 320 mm brake disk upfront, anda single piston fixed caliper with 230 mm disc brake setup on the rear wheel. Not only do theseprovide the best possible deceleration, they save 960 grams of weight and can be fully exploited thanks to state-of-the-art ABS technology. An adjustable front brake lever completes the package.
The 2022 KTM RC 390 makes use of a completely new suspension setup, giving it real race-bike credibility with unmatched specifications in the sub-400 cc Superpsports segment.
An all-new five spoke wheel design features fewer spokes and open hubs, which not only greatly improves handling characteristics, but most importantly, saves a massive 3.4 kg of rotating unsprung mass. This means quicker turn-in on track and improved durability on the street, making the KTM RC 390 an all out apex clipping master.
A new, ultra-lightweight framework saves 1.5 kg over the previous generation, making use of atrellis frame and bolt-on subframe, which also gives the 2022 KTM RC 390 improved high-speed stability andincreased rider feel. The result? Faster lap times.
Taking its design cues from the MotoGP RC16, the exhaust of the KTM RC 390 boasts stainless steel headers with an aluminum muffler, which not only look the part but give the KTM RC 390 a distinct, throaty rumble as it charges through the gears and onto the redline.
Four valves, double-overhead cams and, ultra-hard carbon-coated cam levers mean the cylinder head on the KTM RC 390 produces more power but retains its legendary reliability.
Thanks to a larger airbox, increased torque, and ultra-slick throttle response, the KTM RC 390 rockets off the line and into pole position. A new Ride-by-Wire system also means it steps onto the podium with more precise engine mapping, traction control, and the added benefit of optional Quickshifter+.
Preventing the rear wheel from locking up under hard deceleration, the slipper clutch opens up when the engine back-torque becomes too high, but it also closes with the force of the clutch springs when you get onto the throttle. This stops unwanted rear wheel chatter and ensures maximum control - while also allowing the clutch lever to be actuated with hardly any pressure at all.